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Thread: Weekends


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    Weekends

    Am I right in thinking that, generally speaking, AE says "on weekends", and BE uses "at weekends"?

    Before I came to China, I always said "at weekends" or "at the weekend"; but here, everyone says "on the weekend" - it's making me paranoid! :?

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    I could say either - depending on the situation, but I guess that's just too much American TV for you.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.


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    Re: Weekends

    Too much of "The Simpsons" and "Friends" (not to mention "Futurama" :wink:

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    Re: Weekends

    I've only heard "on the weekend". (AE)

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    Re: Weekends

    In BE we say 'at the weekend'.
    I've also heard Americans say 'I'll see you Tuesday'. In BE we'd say 'I'll see you on Tuesday'. Do you agree Shane?

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    #6
    We mostly say 'at the weekend'. I think 'See you Tuesday' is being adopted by many here, though.

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